February 22, 2011

Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches with Creamy Gorgonzola Cheese (crock pot recipe)

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Could you be a Saucy Mama lover?  Oh yeah, you bet....you could be!  he he.  This chicken sandwich is right up my alley.  Saucy and spicy and definitely a treat to eat!  I am a sucker for anything with a lot of heat and this sandwich is no exception.  I'd been cruising around allrecipes.com looking for something spicy in the slow cooker and made with chicken.  I saw a recipe for Slow Cooked Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches....and while I couldn't make it the way their recipe stated (I didn't have the dry ranch dressing packet) I knew I could make it my own way.
 
I went digging through my cupboards and found the Saucy Mama Hot Wing Sauce and in the refrigerator I found some chunky blue cheese.  I pulled the chicken tenders from the refrigerator and grabbed my smaller crock pot.  I was bound and determined I was going to try this regardless of whether when I arrived home after work I could either eat a sandwich with the chicken or toss it in the trash.  Sometimes that is what experiments end up like in my home.  In the trash that is...however, that is not where this one ended up!

I found some Martin's Whole Wheat Potato Rolls (mini sized...not quite sure slider sized, but definitely smaller than a regular bun) that were 100% whole wheat,100 calories per roll and chock full of protein (7 grams) and fiber (5 grams).  Just what I look for when checking out the nutrition information - think WW Program! When I arrived home I put my clean dishes away from the dishwasher, cut the celery, washed some lettuce, sliced some tomato, and assembled my sandwich!  Total yumminess!


Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches with Creamy Gorgonzola Cheese

1.5 lb package chicken breast tenders
3/4 cup Saucy Mama Buffalo Wing Sauce
1 cup chunky blue cheese dressing
lettuce
tomato slices
hamburger buns
slices Gorgonzola or blue cheese
Celery Sticks (as garnish but of course to help with the heat of the sauce some too!)

Place chicken tenders in crockpot.  Mix wing sauce and blue cheese dressing together.  Pour over chicken tenders and cook on low 6 to 8 hours.  At this point in time you could opt to shred the chicken in the saucy (I would drain some of the sauce if I did this though) or you could just take your pieces out that you want to assemble in your sandwich.  I opted to use whole pieces of chicken as much as I could....the chicken was real tender and tended to fall apart as removing it from the crockpot.

Assemble the sandwich as you wish.  I assembled mine as such:
Bun bottom, lettuce, tomato, sliced gorgonzola, chicken, a little drizzle of sauce on top, bun top.  Yummy yummy, yummy..  :) 

Grumpy has one question though.  He wants to know what it is with me and hot sauce?  Well, I can't really say, but I do know just the smell of it makes me want it!  He tried to convince me that hot sauce would make my boobs sag....I told him, what the heck?  They are going to sag anyway so I will continue to eat hot sauce any way.....thank you VERY much!  ;) 

Are YOU a Saucy Mama?  :o)

**I was not compensated in any way for talking about Saucy Mama Chicken Wing Sauce nor for Martin's Bread products.  I enjoy their products and will continue to use them and won't be afraid to let you know how much I enjoy them!**

19 comments:

Pegasuslegend said...

My husband loves buffalo chicken he will absolutely be in heaven when I make these or him... love the pictures great meal for anytime, especially on game days! This is awesome Shelby~!

Rachelle @ "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" said...

LOL Grumpy! I am not a hot saucy mama, I like a little heat, that's it. Although I did acquire a thing for nachos, cheese sauce and lots of jalapenos at the race track last season!

So, did he like them? They sound good! (and girl, you are fast posting this!)

Jersey Girl Cooks said...

Mmmmmm! Love the crock pot!

ann said...

This looks like a really delicious sandwich. My family loves Buffalo Chicken. This will be a winner in my house!

Linda said...

BIG YUM! I am going to try this...definitely! I have some Frank's Hot Wing Sauce to use up from a couple weeks ago when I opened a big bottle to use in my Buffalo Wing Macaroni and Cheese. I bet it will be perfect for this. And I'm a hot mama too...love hot sauce!

Shelby said...

Linda, ever since one of my co-workers made Buffalo Chicken Mac & Cheese I have craved it. I was thinking last night I could use the leftover chicken from this recipe to make some myself!

Rachelle, impressive eh? he he.

Debbie said...

Wow, my hubby and I would both love these. Great pictures too! Looks so delicious!

KAREN said...

Another thing in common....WW. I am a life-timer. Oh, and a saucy mama!
These look yummy!

Lana @ Never Enough Thyme said...

I must be a saucy mama because I love anything hot and spicy. Especially hot wings. So this recipe would be right up my alley! Definitely going to have this for supper very soon.

Flourchild said...

Oh well Victoria secret has some good bras for any saggy's out there!!:0
What a yummy looking chicken sandwich!

Saucy Mama said...

Love it, Grumpy's Honey :-) Sounds DELISH! You most definitely ARE a Saucy Mama...thanks for the mention!

Barbara @ Modern Comfort Food said...

I don't even own a slow cooker, but I'm going to try to make this wonderful looking sandwich your way anyway. Hot sauce forever!

BTW am I just imagining things or was Grumpy's comment about you and hot sauce pretty darned saucy too?

Shelby said...

Your welcome Saucy Mama!
Barbara....Grumpy's comments are for the most part pretty saucy all the time...I just don't tell everyone all the time. LOL

Leslie said...

Seriously...this just make my mouth water. I love me some hot sauce covered chicken!

teresa said...

oh wow, this sounds incredible! i love the blue cheese chunks in there. i'm crazy about hot sauce too, it put it on everything!

Mateja ^_^ said...

One yummy loaded saucy sandwich, love it! Thank you for sharing, have a nice weekend :)

pigpigscorner said...

wow this looks and sounds amazing! I love spicy food too!

Sarah G. said...

I'm going to make a version of this today! I'm making ours into wraps. Thanks for the inspiration! Your peanut butter carmel brownies are also on the agenda for this weekend - I've been thinking about them since I saw that post!

mayajo said...

I just love this! this just looks perfect while watching movies!

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